D-is for Dresses photo by lovely little lady, August 18, 2010 (and it's a lovely photo!)

Clothes line. Before dryers we all had to hang our clothes on the line! Even in winter in snow and I remember mom bringing in the clothes, stiff as a board because they froze and she would iron them dry.

I recently came across an article on Mother Nature Network that discussed things our grandparents did that we all could take a lesson from. Especially those things that saved precious personal and natural resources. This got me thinking about things MY grandparents (and PARENTS for that matter) did that I really need to rediscover and …

17 Things Our Grandparents Did When "Green" Was Just A Color

17 Things Our Grandparents Did When “Green” Was Just A Color. This made me want to hang a clothesline. I can still remember the smell of my sheets my mom would hang dry outside, and it is such a great smell! Why don't I use a clothesline?

Looks like my clothes line last week, all the white sheets!  They smelled so good!

I can still smell our laundry hanging in the sunshine, bleached white, with blueing added for extra whiteness. I hear the squeak of the clothesline reel, the fluttering of the clothes in the breeze. Laundry was an all-day event. Ironing was on Tuesday.

Pretty pink check vintage blanket drying on the line in the garden - summer 2014

My favorite red check tablecloth is fading, but I still love it.and it has such a breezy scent from being dried in the fresh air.

How I miss freshly laundered sheets dried in the sun and fresh air! Childhood longings.

washing clothesline - I love this, hanging right over the garden so the plants get the benefit of the humidity.

aprons on clothes line

Lovely aprons on the clothesline.and a nice idea for a stand to hold the laundry basket within easy reach.

My mama always used the clothesline--and I loved to help!   The hardest part was when the clothes were almost dry and we'd get an unexpected downpour!   We'd scurry outside to get the clothes off the line.. Especially if it was a school night and we needed them!   (dc)

i really like how the sheets have slight patterns on them- something to add texture but isnt overbearing.

Vintage Outhouse On The Farm

PREVIOUS PINNER - Old time outhouse on Uncle Glen's farm, nestled away by the garden and the chicken yard.

Fresh From The Line

laundry day and pretty PJs! you will like the clothes line board this gal has. Has aprons too.

Farm Life | She Sows Seeds

Farm Life | She Sows Seeds

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